P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm, Part 1

14 12 2012

Last week I flew to Huntsville, AL to visit my friend Sue and her mother, Wanda. On Thursday we hit the road headed to Little Rock, AR to visit Sue’s Aunt Gay, whose late husband was former Arkansas Governor Frank White. The occasion? We were all signed up for the open house tour and luncheon at P. Allen Smith’s Greek-Revival-inspired estate located 30 minutes outside of Little Rock. The home sits on top of a ridge overlooking the Arkansas River Valley and is spectacular.

It was love at first sight for me and I shot hundreds of photos with my Nikon SLR, a Coolpix and my trusty iPhone (believe it or not, all of the images in the collage below were shot with just the iPhone). Because there were 90+ people meandering through the house, it was much easier to shoot with my phone than to use my pro stuff. I did get some shots with the other cameras and will share those in later postings.

The collage below shows the main room in the front of the house, plus the sitting room and dining table next to the gorgeous kitchen. I shot every little vignette I could, not wanting to miss even one tiny detail. Learn more about this beautiful property on P. Allen’s website hereMany more photos to come!

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More of those big Texas skies…

10 12 2008

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Verklempt under big Texas skies

2 12 2008

Never heard of the word verklempt? Click here and here for a point of reference. I first heard the word uttered by Mike Myers, in character as talkshow host Linda Richman from Coffee Talk on Saturday Night Live. The word definitely comes in handy when I need to describe how something takes my breath away!

I shot these with my little Nikon Coolpix L14 point-n-shoot that I carry in my purse. This is my fourth Coolpix, by the way, and I highly recommend them if you’re looking for something small to carry for snapshots. All of these images were shot within the last week and most were shot through the car window at stop lights! Ah, these wide open Texas skies…few buildings to mar the view…rolling hills, sweeping vistas, and beautiful cloud formations appearing almost every day. Bliss!

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